John Cleese on Creativity

You may think that you don't have 30 minutes, especially as investing into yourself can seem so boring.

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But I guarantee you'll enjoy ever minute of John Cleese's speech on creativity.

If you've hit a brick wall in your writing, and you don't feel "free to play", then John Cleese is going to pleasure you like you're kicking that bratty, spoiled, whip-crazy little girl who's been making you jump that damn fence over and over again. You're also a horse.

If you're not familiar with John Cleese, he was only one of the hugest parts of Monty Python (think the Holy Grail). He's probably one of the most influential english comedians (english as in not "english speak" but "english accent").

He's very funny, and his blueprint for creativity is a must-watch for a writer in any capacity, musical or  otherwise.

I've jotted down a few notes of the things I felt were important to me. This is not even close to an overview of the video. If you skipped the video and just want to read my commentary, you're going to be missing out.

You didn't listen to me, did you? Here's what you're missing out on. Here's a snippet of Cleese's "requirements for creativity":

1. space

2. time

3. time

4. confidence

5. a 22" waist

"Whoops, I was distracted"

5.* humor

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